How Much Plastic Surgery Will $1 Million Buy?
Each year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) puts out a handy list of the most popular procedures of the past year, as well as an updated chart with the average cost for each cosmetic surgery. This chart allows us to see how much plastic surgery a millions dollars can really buy you. Of course, it depends on the doctor, plus there are many more fees involved, but the basic prices for the procedures are pretty black-and-white – and, not as expensive as you may think.
In 2014, the top five cosmetic surgical procedures that had done were: breast augmentations, nose reshaping, liposuction, eyelid surgery, and facelifts. These surgeries were more popular in 2014 than ever before, and all of them regularly cost over $2,000 each. We’re pretty familiar with all of these procedures – tons of celebrities and people in the media have gotten operations like these. While many of them don’t admit it, and we’re forced to speculate about who’s had what tucked and who’s paid to have what lifted, some celebrities have been very open about their plastic surgery journey.
Cameron Diaz has admitted to having a nose job after breaking it a few times, while Ashlee Simpson’s father confirmed that his daughter underwent a nose reshaping procedure in 2007. Tons of celebrities have had their breasts enhanced, and there are even some who openly admit to having their breast size reduced. Just a few weeks ago, Modern Family’s Ariel Winter (who plays geeky daughter Alex Dunphy) opened up about getting a breast reduction, citing her reasons as ongoing health concerns as well as malicious media attention. While many people swear that they’d never have their breasts reduced, others commend Winter for her bravery in opening up with her story.
If you’re looking for a youthful glow or just a different look entirely, there are some things that you can do to rejuvenate your look that won’t cost that much. Minimally-invasive procedures like Botox injections or Microdermabrasion only cost a couple of hundred dollars per session, and won’t put you out of commission for weeks at a time. In fact, many women joke about going to the doctor for some Botox on their lunch hour- it really doesn’t hurt any worse than a normal injection. However, it can add up quickly if you find yourself addicted to maintaining your new look.
The most expensive procedure that the ASPS offers is a lower body lift, which clocks in at over $7,000, and focuses on tightening and sculpting the skin around and below the waistline. This is a popular procedure for people that have recently lost a lot of weight, and want to get rid of any loose or excess skin that their dramatic weight loss has left behind.
Of course, if you’re a celebrity, then spending thousands or even millions of dollars on plastic surgery is almost expected. It seems like most celeb gossip magazines and blogs make a huge percentage of their income from articles that speculate about who has had “work” done. Although it used to be more of a closely guarded secret, there are tons of celebrities now that have opened up to talk about their cosmetic surgeries. Here are a few confirmed examples of celebs who have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to achieve their ideal look.
Just a few years ago, Kris Jenner’s sister, Karen Houghton, told In Touch magazine that her older sister has spent over a million dollars on different plastic surgery procedures over the years. Although it seems entirely possible that the Kardashian matriarch has spent a million dollars achieving her surgically perfect look, the actual amount is the only surprising thing about her plastic surgery story. Kris has always been open about her cosmetic procedures, and even allowed her show’s cameras to follow her into a procedure to update her breast implants in 2012. She has also admitted to getting a facelift, as well as an initial series of breast implants some time before the series was aired.
The Hills star, Heidi Montag, has always been famous for her many cosmetic procedures. In January 2010, she unveiled a brand new look which she says took no fewer than 10 procedures to complete, they included:
- a brow lift
- nose job
- cheek injections
- chin reduction
- neck liposuction
- breast implants
- buttock augmentation
She cited Hollywood pressure to look busty and thin as her primary motivation. In a People magazine article about her new look, Heidi stated that one of her ambitions was to pose for Playboy.